University of Idaho Arena Project Moves to Bid and Construction
MOSCOW, ID – The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) has unanimously approved the University of Idaho’s (U of I) request to proceed with the bidding and construction phase of the signature 4,200-capacity Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena project. The project will go out for bid and will break ground soon, with building completion expected in the fall of 2021.
The ICCU Arena will be a showpiece for U of I’s student-athletes, the Vandals, tell the story of Idaho’s heritage, and provide a unique gathering place for generations of Vandals to come. The state-of-the-art arena will provide a teaching facility and the best game atmosphere while also acting as a recruiting showpiece. A practice court will provide attractive and versatile competition space and provide much-needed first-class practice facilities.
The innovative mass-timber construction of the building brought wood industry partners from across the state to the project. These critical partners plan to provide in-kind gifts that may reduce the cost of the building—one that will stand as a stunning example of modern wood construction.